Honors Sem: American Empire
PREREQUISITE: POL-UA.0700, THREE OTHER POLITICS COURSES, AND A GPA OF 3.5
Prerequisites: V53.0700 and three other politics courses, junior or senior standing, 3.5 GPA. Offered every year. 4 points. A broad survey of the debate about American power and influence in international affairs that provides sufficient background for students to do a major research paper on the topic. Some view the American role today as creating an empire, while others view U.S. influence as just a reflection of the wealth and military might that Americans command. There are many other thoughtful perspectives as well.